Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm PDT
on these changes to the law before they were introduced in state houses across the country. >> the uniteates of alec. and -- >>> we had a drum roll of media attention that said if you don't stop and watch the debates that night you're really missing out on an important cultural moment. >> announcer, funding is provided by, carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org." anne gumowitz. the betsy and jesse fink foundation. the hkh foundation. barbara g. fleischman
Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm PDT
a revolution has led to the transfer of power. >> i expect improvements and laws so that children will be happy. i don't know how he will behave and what he will do for the people, but i see the people are hopeful. >> we expect things to get better. expect new things. the whole population is in a good mood. people meet each other and kiss each other. >> he swept to power in 2004 but faces accusations of but the rates vary and rule. his party will no longer control parliament. >> it is clear that george and dreamliner it has secured a majority. this means they will form the next government and i come as the president, with the framework of the constitution will assist the process. >> the georgian dream alliance is led by billionaire tycoon, bidzina ivanishvili. he campaigned on a pro-moscow ticket but wants to move closer to the european union as well. he says his coalition deserves to win. >> we made the best choices and collected the best coalition. the result is no coincidence. >> a new law that takes effect next year will transfer some powers from the president to the prime minister. >> let'
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
responsible foremaning the two vessels has not exercised their care required of them by law to ensure the safety of the vessel that they are navigating as well as the people on board their vessels. >> the hong kong government has set up a special panel to speed up the investigation. >>> the philippines and vietnam have appealed to the international community for a peaceful and legal resolution to the south china sea issue. china wasn't mentioned by name in their speeches to the u.n. general assembly. even so, both countries were clearly calling for support as they resist the spreading influence of asia's rising power. the secretary of foreign affairs rosario urged the countries to quickly agree on a legally binding code of conduct to ease tensions. >> to address this challenge and arrive at a resolution, we must rely on the rule of law and not the force of arms. we must rely on the body of rules that state that disputes must be resolved peacefully. >> vietnam's deputy minister of foreign affairs resisted china's demands that the disputes be resolved through bilateral negotiations and
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
upon international law. we will strengthen and clarify our position. >> gemba says the measures include running advertisements in overseas newspapers to counter china's claim. the state affiliated china daily faced two-page ads in the "new york times" and "washington post" on september 28th. the ads refer to the islands as the chinese name for the territory. they accused washington and tokyo of crafting backroom deals to give japan administrative control over the islands. it called the deals illegal and invalid. >>> carmakers from around the world are in china this week taking part in an international automobile show. the strained relations over the senkaku islands have put a dent in japan's participation in the event. the international automobile show opened on wednesday with all the flash and glitter usually associated with car shows. on display are the latest models of 65 u.s., european and asian carmakers. japan's toyota and nissan car companies are among those showing off their newest models, but noticeably absent are other well-known japanese brands, honda, mitsubishi and subaru.
Sep 27, 2012 6:30pm PDT
cleared its final hurdle. the german president has signed the bill ratifying the fund. it will become law on october 8. ratification was delayed because of a challenge before the constitutional court, but in its ruling, the court did uphold the fund, but it placed limits on germany's contributions. it also strengthened the right of parliament to receive controversial information on the esm. other eurozone countries have accepted these conditions as well. >> in germany, the job market has been weathering the eurozone crisis relatively well. new numbers show that unemployment dropped in september, down to almost 6.5%. the head of the german employment agency warns that the pace of job creation is slowing. >> let's turn our attention to the day's market action. european shares rebounded thursday, following a steep sell-off during the trading session on wednesday. our correspondence sent us this summary from frankfurt. >> the german labor market stays in very good shape. this is a good sign, one of the few positive signs in this euro debt crisis. today, investors focused more on italy and rom
Sep 28, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the government, a stage that's defined by law. its five members were appointed by the prime minister. also, some members include a former ambassador to the united nations and a seismologist as well as experts in the field of nuclear energy and radiation. >> will this be enough to guarantee the nra's independence? >> not really. the nra is now under the umbrella of the environment ministry. this means politicians and bureaucrats will still have influence because they control the agency's budget. another issue is a composition of the nra's task. more than 80% of its employees come from previous regulatory bodies. to prevent conflictsf interest, the government says nra employees will be prohibited from moving or returning to the ministry of industry. the government unit that promoted nuclear energy, but critics are already finding loopholes in this. >> what challenges will the nra be facing over the coming months? >> there's a long list. without doubt, the most important and immediate challenge is redefining nuclear safety regulations. new standards will have to take into account the latest finding
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm PDT
by a representative of the town's muslims, the minority after the massacre. the exception in the law no longer applies. many muslims are horrified at the looming changes. back in april, they lobbied the u.s. ambassador, hoping to convince him they needed a speak for their interests. they did not get what they wanted. >> the united states expects that whoever is elected mayor of this community will work very hard for reconciliation and will be working for all the citizens of the city. >> survivors find that hard to believe. >> just a thought of someone becoming mayor who is in part responsible for those events leaves me speechless. >> at the side of the worst european atrocities since world war ii, many serbs deny what international courts have ruled a genocide. >> what genocide? that was not genocide. it was civil war. >> 17 years on, many survivors say the election outcome could silence the bosnian muslim voice of srebrenica. >> coming up on the good news for passengers who missed their flights. >> first, some stories in the headlines. hong kong has paid tribute to the 38 victims of monday's collisio
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
raise the flag every single day, even if no one's here? >> that is correct. we are mandated by law. president truman, in 1948, declared that fort mchenry should fly the flag 24/7, 365 days. >> like our country, our flag has changed a lot through the years. how long has the flag looked the way it does? >> the flag has had 50 stars and 13 stripes since 1960. >> that's when hawaii became our newest state. what is the most-famous american flag? >> the most-famous american flag is the flag that flew here in 1814. it is now in the smithsonian museum in washington, but it inspired the national anthem, and, therefore, it is the most-famous american flag. >> flag had 15 stars and 15 stripes, and if you look closely, the flag they are flying here at fort mchenry is the same -- just a lot smaller. what are the right ways to handle the flag? >> the proper way is to not let it touch the ground, to bring the flag down slowly and reverently, but to hoist it briskly and with enthusiasm, especially in carrying the flag, they carry it close to your heart with your hands crisscrossed, and just show